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Vidarbha vs Saurashtra, Ranji Trophy Final Day 4 Highlights: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | February 6, 2019, 5:37 PM IST

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  • 16:41 (IST)

    OUT! Clean Bowled! Wakhare strikes again and goes through the defence of Sheldon Jackson who tried to send it out of the ground in Nagpur. Unfortunately the ball hardly bounced and took his stumps out. Vidarbha are five wickets from defending their title. Saurashtra at 56/5 are in deep trouble. 

  • 16:13 (IST)

    OUT! Yet another wicket for Vidarbha before Day 4 comes to an end. Umesh Yadav has dismissed Arpit Vasavada for 5. Saurashtra are 35/4 and are staring at heavy defeat. 

  • 15:37 (IST)

    OUT! Sarwate is on fire, and his next victim is Cheteshwar Pujara who is dismissed for a duck, trapped right in front of the stumps. Saurashtra are in all kinds of trouble here, and the score now reads 22/3.

  • 15:28 (IST)

    OUT! Snell Patel is dismissed by Aditya Sarwate for 12. The wily left-arm spinner's flight deceives Patel and takes the outside edge of the bat, Wasim Jaffer makes no mistake in pocketing it. A crucial wicket!

  • 13:42 (IST)

    Another one bites the dust! Chetan Sakariya knocks over Umesh Yadav, with Vidarbha leading by 183 runs. The last two batsmen will look to add at least 15-20 runs to the total.

  • 13:23 (IST)

    There it is, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja completes his five-wicket haul as he traps Wakhare right in front of the stumps for one. With over 50 wickets, what a season he is having. Vidarbha are in huge trouble at the moment. 

16:55 (IST)

STUMPS! Jadeja and and Makvana have safely seen the day out after Saurashtra's chase had a mini-collapse at the top of the order. They need another 148 runs on the final day with five wickets in hand. 

16:50 (IST)

Last over of the day coming up with Umesh Yadav, can he find a sixth wicket as the batsmen are bringing out the arm-guards and helmets. Saurashtra are 56/5. 

16:44 (IST)

Saurashtra's Jadeja is fighting a lone battle as he watches the rest of the side fall like a pack of cards at the other end. Vidarbha have their tails up and will no doubt be looking for another wicket in the final few overs of Day 4. 

16:41 (IST)

OUT! Clean Bowled! Wakhare strikes again and goes through the defence of Sheldon Jackson who tried to send it out of the ground in Nagpur. Unfortunately the ball hardly bounced and took his stumps out. Vidarbha are five wickets from defending their title. Saurashtra at 56/5 are in deep trouble. 

16:33 (IST)

Jadeja has been the best batsman so far for the Saurashtra side in the second innings. He has watchfully played out more than 50 deliveries at a time when the rest of the top order of his side have struggled against Sarwate and Wakhare's guile on a pitch that has been turning quite a bit. 

16:31 (IST)

Saurashtra cross the 50-run mark in their chase after Jadeja clips Yadav to the boundary and then takes a single off the last ball of his over. Not very long to go in the day. Saurashtra with Jadeja, who is being very gritty, and Jackson look to end the day on a high. Saurashtra are 50/4 with six overs left to go in the day. 

16:25 (IST)

Vishvaraj Jadeja and Sheldon Jackson are currently at the crease and are looking to keep the bowlers Wakhare and Umesh Yadav from making more breakthroughs before stumps. Saurashtra are 4/42 with 164 runs to win. 

16:13 (IST)

OUT! Yet another wicket for Vidarbha before Day 4 comes to an end. Umesh Yadav has dismissed Arpit Vasavada for 5. Saurashtra are 35/4 and are staring at heavy defeat. 

16:03 (IST)

Huge appeal from Wakhare against Vasavada was turned down as the umpire said it hit the bat. The score is moving ahead at snail's pace and Saurashtra are 31/3 after surviving 16 overs so far.

15:50 (IST)

Both Sarwate and Wakhare are tying knots around the Saurashtra batsmen. Vasavada and Jadeja have their task cut out as they look to avoid losing more wickets in the final hour of the day. Saurashtra are 28/3 with 178 runs still to chase.

15:43 (IST)

At the other end, Sarwate is on fire and the new man Aarpit Vasavada is moving around like a cat on a hot tin roof as he tries to avoid getting himself trapped against the spinner. Just the one run for him in the over.

15:41 (IST)

Akshay Wakhare comes in from the other end and Vishwaraj Jadeja manages only a streaky boundary at fine leg. Saurashtra are 26/3 and looking shaky in there chase.  

15:37 (IST)

OUT! Sarwate is on fire, and his next victim is Cheteshwar Pujara who is dismissed for a duck, trapped right in front of the stumps. Saurashtra are in all kinds of trouble here, and the score now reads 22/3.

15:34 (IST)

OUT! Harvik Desai makes the walk back to the pavilion now after scoring eight runs, Aditya Sarwate makes no mistake in catching the ball, hit right back to him on his follow through. Saurashtra are now looking shaky, as Pujara comes in to bat.

15:28 (IST)

OUT! Snell Patel is dismissed by Aditya Sarwate for 12. The wily left-arm spinner's flight deceives Patel and takes the outside edge of the bat, Wasim Jaffer makes no mistake in pocketing it. A crucial wicket!

15:20 (IST)

Akshay Wakhare now replaces Umesh Yadav, bowling right arm over the wicket.

15:11 (IST)

Saurashtra have swiftly reached the score of 10, allaying any nerves the pair of Harvik Desai and Snell Patel might have had. Umesh Yadav was expensive in his first over, and he will have to hit his lines pretty soon if Vidarbha stand any chance of defending the total.

15:02 (IST)

Saurashtra's innings has started, Aditya Sarwate will bowl to Snell Patel first up.

14:42 (IST)

And that's that! Sarwate is dismissed and with that, Vidarbha's innings comes to an end. 200 all out, which means Saurashtra need 206 runs to win the Ranji Trophy.

14:34 (IST)

Vidarbha's lead has crossed 200 here. Sarwate and Gurbani are putting up a partnership of great value, adding crucial runs that might be the difference between victory and defeat for either team. Sarwate is close to bringing up his fifty, and Vidarbha are one short of 200 in this innings.

14:12 (IST)

Gurbani has done well to survive 12 deliveries but Sarwate will look to add some quick runs.

14:01 (IST)

Saurashtra have decided to stick with the old ball. Sarwate, meanwhile, is not going for any unnecessary shots is focusing on ones and twos at the moment.

13:52 (IST)

Aditya Sarwate is trying to keep most of the strike and the onus will be on him to add as many runs as possible.

13:42 (IST)

Another one bites the dust! Chetan Sakariya knocks over Umesh Yadav, with Vidarbha leading by 183 runs. The last two batsmen will look to add at least 15-20 runs to the total.

13:39 (IST)

Saurashtra miss out on a run out opportunity. Umesh pushed one towards cover and took off, Mankad went for the direct hit but missed it. He could have waited for one or two seconds to allow the wicketkeeper to run in close to the stumps. Unadkat looks furious. 

13:29 (IST)

Umesh Yadav comes out to bat and has announced his arrival with a four and six. Maybe this is the right approach and anyway, this is what Umesh can only do with the bat in his hand.

13:23 (IST)

There it is, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja completes his five-wicket haul as he traps Wakhare right in front of the stumps for one. With over 50 wickets, what a season he is having. Vidarbha are in huge trouble at the moment. 

13:14 (IST)

Aditya Sarwate and Akshay Wakhare have the ability to stick around and come up with handy contributions. Vidarbha will hope that these two take their lead close to that 200-run mark.

12:58 (IST)

And right as proceedings get underway post lunch, Mohit Kale departs for the pavilion after being dismissed by Makvana for 38! Huge wicket for Saurashtra. Vidarbha now lead by 138 runs, but are perilously close to their innings folding fairly soon.

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Vidarbha vs Saurashtra, Ranji Trophy Final Day 4 Highlights: As it Happened

Day 3 review:

Vidarbha are 55 for 2, leading Saurashtra by 60 runs with Ganesh Satish and Wasim Jaffer in the middle. Saurashtra's lower order fought back, the last wicket pair of Jaydev Unadkat and Chetan Sakariya adding 60 to keep Vidarbha's first-innings lead to just 5. The pitch is tough to bat on, and chasing in the fourth innings won't be an easy task.

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